The fine folks at Noisey called Old Flame “bout-to-blow-up” and calling out the likes of Shark?, Potty Mouth, and Mean Creek. Even better, they posted a great new anthem from Radical Dads called “Don’t Go.”
The Fader posted the first track off of the debut LP from Brooklyn’s Life Size Maps.
Brooklyn outfit Life Size Maps have toiled in their local scene for a little bit now, and on April 7 they’ll release their self-titled debut, which was mixed by behind-the-boards vet Chris Coady, via Old Flame. The lead single “Strange Obsession” is a wistful, charmingly airy slice of synth-pop aided by vocalist Mike McKeever’s affecting upper register. “”Strange Obsession is magnetic attraction, ” McKeever explained in an email to FADER. “It’s listening to the same song on repeat forever and binging on anime. It’s the anxiety you can’t shake when you just want to sleep. It’s waking up in the morning and having the same feelings set in when you regain full awareness. It’s far from heaven but it’s reality.”
The people over at BlackBook graciously are streaming Millionyoung’s brand new EP Materia! The 5 track EP, which is the follow up to the 2013 full-length Variable, will be officially released July 29th here on Old Flame.
The kind folks over at Wondering Sound recently premiered the rocking tune, ”I Just Wanna Be A Star” off of their record, ‘Racilia.’ Speaking towards the songs driving energy, Wondering Sound, used an imaginative example of being lost in a foreign land to describes the duo’s prowess as rock outfit.
In an in-depth piece put together by the kind folks over at Impose, Arkansas band, The Coasts, had their single, ‘Us Against The World’ premiere along side a detailed interview. Speaking about the bands impressive intiative to make huge sounds despite only being a duo, the piece features insight on The Coasts’ recording process with their album, ‘Racilia.’
On the release day of their newest record, Stereogum premiered the video for single, ‘My Madeline.’ Talking about the spooky feel out the video itself, Sterogum went onto talk about the intricate harmonies between vocalists Chris Keene and Aurore Ounian as they build off eachother effortlessly.
With their new album, Slumber, set to be released on June 17 via Old Flame, rockers, Dead Stars, recently had their single, ‘Someone Else,’ premiere over at Brooklyn Vegan. The post talks about Dead Stars 90′s sound, “catchy, crunch brand of pop should appeal to who remembers college radio in the Clinton years.”
In anticipation of their record, Stereogum premiered Mean Creek’s track, ‘Johnny Allen’ from Local Losers. Speaking about the song’s intensity and inherent energy, Steroegum went on to say, ”the chorus is killer, both for its high-flying male-female harmonies and its simple, incisive lyrics.”
With TOONS self-tilted debut coming out next week via Old Flame, the folks over at Bedford and Bowery have just premiered the video for track, ‘Bazooka Joe.’ Talking about it’s simplicity and free-form style, the article features a quick interview with TOONS that talks about the exciting and fun nature of both the video and the music.
Off their forthcoming record, ‘Local Losers,’ the folks over at Noisey recently premiered the second single from Mean Creek, with their track, ‘My Madeline.’ Talking about how friendly and awesome Mean Creek are as a band, Noisey touched on the reassuring qualities found within ‘My Madeline(‘s)’ lyrics and the ‘sugary’ quality of Chris Keene’s vocals as Aurore backs him up with “scuzzed up guitars.” Noisey also compared Mean Creek to Sebadoh, for making great use of the minor chord.
‘Local Losers’ is out April 8th via Old Flame Records.